A major/degree in Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented is a program that focuses on the design of educational services for children or adults exhibiting exceptional intellectual, psychomotor, or artistic talent or potential, or who exhibit exceptional maturity or social leadership talents, and that may prepare individuals to teach such students.
Includes instruction in identifying gifted and talented students, developing individual education plans, teaching, and supervising gifted and talented students, counseling, and applicable laws and policies.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented (use the College Search feature and enter "talented" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented?
Gifted and Talented teachers are professionals with a major/degree in Special Education. You will likely design programs with modifications that are applicable to gifted students. As well, you may work on a team of special education professionals to plan and develop effective educational learning plans.
Associations and Professional Organizations in Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Association for Gifted Children
- Council for Exceptional Children
- National Association of Special Education Teachers
Publications/Magazines in Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented